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an 23 year old with cash ( legacy) but no job get credit card for USA holiday ?

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gingeroots Tue 16-Feb-16 19:38:24

I don't know if this is a crazy question ,I feel so out of touch !

Son has been left some money ( several thousand ) and will be going on a 2 week holiday in America .

But I think lots of places ,motel? etc like you to use a credit card .But he's currently unemployed so I can't figure out how he'll get one .
Are there cards that you can load money on to and use ?

Anyone help me ?

NickMyLipple Tue 16-Feb-16 19:48:35

Moneycorp do a US $ card. You pre load it and it's free to withdraw at cashpoints and use it as a card. I never had a problem with it in the US.

gingeroots Tue 16-Feb-16 20:41:59

Oh thank you ! I'll google it .

RusholmeRuffian Wed 17-Feb-16 20:58:22

The post office also do a card you can preload with dollars. I've used it all over the U.S.

gingeroots Wed 17-Feb-16 21:05:52

Rus can you put quite a lot on it ? I imagine there's a limit .It's just that if he's using it to pay for accomodation ,he'll need a fair bit .

Wory ,worry ,worry .

freshprincess Wed 17-Feb-16 21:11:28

Can you add him as an extra person on your card?
I did that for my sister when she went on holiday.

gingeroots Wed 17-Feb-16 21:32:19

Oh is that possible ? I'll ring and ask tomorrow .Thank you .

RusholmeRuffian Thu 18-Feb-16 10:46:27

You can put a few grand on it I'm sure. Plus you can top it up online from your bank account.

Kirriemuir Fri 19-Feb-16 09:09:18

Lots of places do prepaid cards. Just google. Caxton and fair fx are 2 I use.

Chiliprepper Thu 03-Mar-16 09:11:51

Another vote for Caxton fx, I used one when visiting the US last year. Had no problems with hotels/car hire etc with it.

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